“The most influential thing another woman has ever taught me is that my womanhood is personal and that I am in control of my own narrative.
“How I define and represent myself as a woman is completely up to me, and I should avoid being influenced by those who don’t have to walk in my shoes.
“It’s one thing to be inspired by others and learn from them — that’s how we grow and form our own identities. It’s another to allow others to define your womanhood for you, because it often means living a life that makes others comfortable rather than one that empowers you.”
~ Feminista Jones, from an article on Mashable.com